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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Working with clients who grapple with sexual compulsivity


Sexual compulsivity is characterized by inability to control, stop or reduce excessive or problematic sexual fantasies, urges or behaviours. This tendency can cause substantial distress to one’s emotional health, impact their close intimate relationships and lead to other harmful consequences.

This workshop wtill enable practitioners to gain some basic insights into working with clients who present sexual issues and which may include sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction or paraphilic disorders. 

Case studies will be shared to illustrate how different psychotherapy can be applied when working with these clientele. 


To provide psychoeducation (theory) and insights (through case studies) in the area of sexual compulsivity and how various biopsychosocial factors can contribute to individuals engaging in such behaviours and treatments available to manage such issues.


  • The biopsychosocial model of addiction
  • Symptoms of of problematic sexual behaviour#
  • Clinical background—Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Arguments against the concept of sexual addiction
  • Theory of sexual addiction
  • Paraphilic Disorders—DSM 5 lists of 8 paraphilias
  • Other paraphilic disorders
  • Multi-modal/integrated approach to treatment
  • Aims to treatment
  • Key Tasks
  • Research Findings


Counselling practitioners with at least 5 years of counselling experience.

At least a basic degree in counselling/psychology/social work and must be practitioners with a minimum of 5 years of counselling experience (not including case work but in psychotherapy). At least 2 years of experience in addiction counselling (eg substance use disorder) preferred.  


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 45% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002313, End date of approval: 25 Jan 2022)




Mr Samuel Lee holds an M.A. in Applied Psychology (2001) from the Nanyang Technological University and is a Full Member of the Singapore Psychological Society. He has manyyears of counselling experience helping clients with personal, family issues, addiction, depression and other mental health problems. He also conducts training on sexualcompulsivity since 2002.  In addition, he supervise trainee counsellors at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and provides clinical supervision for social workers at Fei Yue Community Services, Prison Care Division.



Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Duration 7 hours
Dates 20 May 2021
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Mr Samuel Lee
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development